D'Alessio Named National & ACC Player-of-the-Week


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For the second time in 2006, Clemson first-baseman Andy D'Alessio was named national player-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on May 15. This time, he was one of only three players lauded by Collegiate Baseball. In six games from May 8-14, he was 9-for-20 (.450) with five homers and nine RBIs to lead Clemson to a 6-0 record, including a three-game sweep of #13 Florida State. He had two two-homer games against Duke as well. He was also named ACC Player-of-the-Week for the second time.


Clemson's Andy D'Alessio & North Carolina's Robert Woodard

Earn Weekly ACC Baseball Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson's Andy D'Alessio was selected as this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while North Carolina's Robert Woodard was tabbed Pitcher of the Week.

D'Alessio hit .450 (9-for-20) with five home runs and nine RBI in six games last week to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 record. The junior first baseman scored six runs, posted a 1.200 slugging percentage and drew three walks compiling a .522 on-base percentage as Clemson swept a pair of three-game series from Duke and Florida State. In three games at Duke, D'Alessio went 5-for-10 with four home runs, including two, two-homer games. Against Florida State, the Naples, Fla., native batted .400 at the plate with a home and three RBI. D'Alessio was also perfect out on the field recording 51 putouts along with three assists at first base.

Woodard picked up his first career shutout with a six-hitter against No. 9 Virginia on Saturday. The junior right-hander needed just 94 pitches over nine innings to notch this third career complete games and second of the season. Woodard did not walk a single Cavalier batter, while striking out two. After pitching out of a fourth-inning jam, Woodard retired 15 straight batters before allowing a two-out single in the ninth. The shutout is the seventh of the year for the Tar Heels and the first thrown against Virginia since May 14, 2005 when the Cavaliers were shut out by Miami.

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